View Full Version : Fein sander on Stainless
05-17-2008, 08:17 AM
Anyone have any experience with this model Fein sander for Stainless tubing;
Thinking about using one for Marine applications... bow rails.
I know Fein makes a great tool but haven't run across one of these.
What do you think???
05-17-2008, 09:59 AM
If I have to pay two grand for it, I'll certainly never have any experience with it! The brand name is well recognized, but I'm thinkin' you'll need to sell quite a few bow rails to amortize the cost!
05-17-2008, 10:02 AM
I have no experience with that sander. Didn't even know it existed. Seems really pricey. But knowing Fein reputation it is probably a top notch unit. If you see a use for it and think you will get your money's worth out of it, maybe even doing work for others -- that way you can earn some $$$ and write it off -- then go for it. If it is a short term need, try to rent one, or put the pipe in a vice and get yourself a whole lot of emery cloth. Good luck whatever you decide. Like I said, Fein stuff is great quality and I'm sure that thing will do all it is supposed to and more.
05-17-2008, 11:17 AM
For that price, I'd look at modifying one of these $25.00 HF units. I have one, and it works fine...although I seldom use it. They come in both electric and pneumatic...:)
05-17-2008, 11:18 AM
They are pricey.. list is about 2 grand and you can get
one for $1500 on the street. Still pricey as hel*! Looks like it
would kick butt on stainless tube.
07-04-2008, 01:15 AM
I used to do some mobile TIG welding for a guy that built and repaired stainless bow rails, handrails, etc. . All he ever used for clean-up and polish was a belt sander like the style Hotfoot suggested.
We rented one to dress a SS handrail job in the field after a modification to the design. It worked outstanding and we rented the Fein, side bar which I believe are very good tools, but we rented it because it didn't justify it's cost unless you were doing a stadium or themepark.
07-11-2008, 11:20 PM
Here's a similar sander at about 1/2 the price: